Flames prospect Matt Keetly named MVP in 2007 WHL Championship

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Flames prospect Matt Keetly named MVP in 2007 WHL Championship

Calgary Flames goaltending prospect Matt Keetly from the Medicine Hat Tigers was named as the 2007 WHL Playoff MVP after his Tigers claimed the WHL Title in a dramatic double overtime victory in game 7 over the Vancouver Giants.

The Calgary Flames have four prospects moving on to the 2007 Memorial Cup Championship which starts Friday, May 18th in Vancouver: Dan Ryder – Plymouth Whalers (OHL Champions), Gord Baldwin & Matt Keetly – Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL Champions), and J.D. Watt – Vancouver Giants (Memorial Cup hosts)

2007 MEMORIAL CUP SCHEDULE
Friday, May 18th Plymouth (OHL) vs. Vancouver (Host) – 6pm (PST)
Saturday, May 19th Lewiston (QMJHL) vs. Medicine Hat (WHL) – 1pm (PST)
Sunday, May 20th Lewiston (QMJHL) vs. Vancouver (Host) – 1:30pm (PST)
Monday, May 21st Medicine Hat (WHL) vs. Plymouth (OHL) – 5pm (PST)
Tuesday, May 22nd Plymouth (OHL) vs. Lewiston (QMJHL) – 5pm (PST)
Wednesday, May 23rd Vancouver (Host) vs. Medicine Hat (WHL) – 7:30pm (PST)
Thursday, May 24th Tiebreaker (if necessary)
Friday, May 25th Semi-finals – 5pm (PST)
Sunday, May 27th Memorial Cup Finals – 1pm (PST)

2007 OHL CHAMPIONSHIP – Plymouth defeats Sudbury 4-2
GAME 1 – Plymouth 4 vs. Sudbury 1
GAME 2 – Plymouth 3 vs. Sudbury 7
GAME 3 – Sudbury 5 vs. Plymouth 4 (OT)
GAME 4 – Sudbury 1 vs. Plymouth 3
GAME 5 – Plymouth 4 vs. Sudbury 3 (OT)
GAME 6 – Sudbury 3 vs. Plymouth 4 (OT)

DAN RYDER - Centre
5’11 191 lbs. Shoots: R
Birth date: Jan. 12, 1987
Drafted: 4th round (74th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Peterborough

OHL

63

20

32

52

16

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Peterborough

OHL

68

29

53

82

55

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Peterborough

OHL

65

38

44

82

57

19

15

16

31

22

2006-07

Peterborough

OHL

29

24

35

59

21

-

-

-

-

-

 

Plymouth

OHL

28

16

17

33

4

20

8

9

17

10

 

TOTALS

OHL

253

127

181

308

153

39

23

25

48

32

- T-5th on the team in goals (8), and T-3rd in +/- (+12), and T-4th PPG (2) during the 2007 Playoffs
- Had a goal and an assist for the Whalers in game 2 of the OHL Championship

DEVIN DIDOMETE - Left Wing
5’11 189 lbs. Shoots: L
Birth date: May 9, 1988
Drafted: 7th round (187th overall) 2006 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2004-05

Sudbury

OHL

58

7

8

15

113

11

0

1

1

11

2005-06

Sudbury

OHL

60

15

21

36

202

10

0

4

4

26

2006-07

Sudbury

OHL

62

21

19

40

205

21

6

6

12

62

 

TOTALS

OHL

180

43

48

91

520

42

6

11

17

99

- Leads the team in PIMS (62), and T-5th in goals (6) during the 2007 OHL Playoffs
- Had a three point night (2+1) in the Wolves game 2 victory over Plymouth in the OHL Championship

2007 WHL CHAMPIONSHIP – Medicine Hat defeats Vancouver 4-3
GAME 1 - Medicine Hat 0 vs. Vancouver 1
GAME 2 - Medicine Hat 3 vs. Vancouver 2
GAME 3 – Vancouver 2 vs. Medicine Hat 3 (OT)
GAME 4 – Vancouver 4 vs. Medicine Hat 0
GAME 5 – Vancouver 3 vs. Medicine Hat 0
GAME 6 – Medicine Hat 4 vs. Vancouver 3
GAME 7 – Medicine Hat 3 vs. Vancouver 2 (2OT)

MATT KEETLY - Goaltender
6’1 187 lbs. Catches: R
Birth date: April 27, 1986
Drafted: 5th round (158th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

W

L

T

MINS

GA

SO

GAA

GP

W

L

MINS

GA

SO

GAA

2003-04

Medicine Hat

AMHL

-

7

4

2

813

48

-

3.54

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Medicine Hat

WHL

3

0

1

0

72

5

0

4.17

2

0

0

15

1

0

4.00

2004-05

Medicine Hat

WHL

32

21

5

3

1846

51

6

*1.66

3

1

0

103

8

0

4.66

2005-06

Medicine Hat

WHL

62

42

13

6

3741

130

6

2.09

13

9

2

864

30

0

2.08

2006-07

Medicine Hat

WHL

55

42

11

1

3258

119

6

2.19

23

16

7

1407

51

4

2.18

 

TOTALS

WHL

152

105

30

10

8917

305

18

2.05

41

26

9

2389

90

4

2.26

- Leads the WHL in shutouts (4) and wins (16), 2nd in GAA (2.18), 3rd in S% (.916%) during the 2007 Playoffs
- Was named as the games 1st star in games 1, 2 and 7 (and 3rd star in game three) of the WHL Finals
- Named as the WHL Player of the Week (April 30th – May 6th) & the 2007 WHL Playoff MVP

GORD BALDWIN - Defence
6’5 211 lbs. Shoots: L
Birth date: March 1, 1987
Drafted: 3rd round (69th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Wpg. Thrashers

MMHL

39

5

16

21

66

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Medicine Hat

WHL

66

3

8

11

73

13

2

2

4

8

2005-06

Medicine Hat

WHL

71

4

20

24

119

13

0

9

9

22

2006-07

Medicine Hat

WHL

53

7

19

26

70

23

2

6

8

32

 

TOTALS

WHL

190

14

47

61

262

49

4

17

21

62


- T-2nd in goals (2) amongst Tigers defensemen during the 2007 WHL Playoffs, and 4th in PIMs (32), +1

J.D. WATT - Right Wing
6’2 203 lbs. Shoots: R
Birth date: May 25, 1987
Drafted: 4th round (111th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Drumheller

AJHL

59

20

17

37

245

-

-

-

-

-

 

Vancouver

WHL

3

1

0

1

0

10

0

3

3

14

2004-05

Vancouver

WHL

66

6

7

13

213

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Vancouver

WHL

58

8

29

37

199

18

4

3

7

42

2006-07

Vancouver

WHL

70

34

19

53

182

21

2

3

5

72

 

TOTALS

WHL

197

49

55

104

594

49

6

9

15

128

- Leads the team in PIMS (72) during the 2007 WHL Playoffs, is a +2